Important Dates and Deadlines
Graduate degrees are conferred three times during the academic year (August, December and May).
*Students who receive their degrees in August and December and those enrolled for the spring semester who submit their manuscript to the Graduate School Office by the April deadline will be eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2014. Commencement-related information will be emailed to students' Clark email accounts in mid-February.
The deadlines for manuscript submission to the Graduate School Office are indicated below. Individual departments may have earlier deadlines for completion, so be sure to check with department assistant.
|Semester||Term Dates||Application for Degree Online Form Open||Deadline to Submit Manuscript to Graduate School Office||Date Degree Conferred*||Diploma Pick-up Period|
|Summer 2013||May 20, 2013-August 15, 2013||May 20, 2013-June 21, 2013||August 15, 2013||August 31, 2013||
September 3, 2013-September 13, 2013
|Fall 2013||August 26, 2013-December 17, 2013||September 15, 2013-October 15, 2013||December 1, 2013||December 30, 2013||
January 2, 2014-January 10, 2014
|Spring 2014||January 13, 2014-May 7, 2014||February 1, 2014-March 1, 2014||April 1, 2013||May 18, 2014||
May 19, 2014-May 30, 2014
The deadlines for manuscript submissions to the Graduate School Office are indicated below. Your student account will be charged $100 (master's degree) or $150 (doctoral degree) in the semester fo graduation you indicate approximately 2-3 weeks following the the application deadline. The fee covers all costs related to the granting of your graduate degree, including library expenses, copying, doctoral hood, and copyrighting the approved doctoral dissertation. This fee is required of all graduate students, including those in alternative (nonthesis) programs.
This is a one-time fee (per degree). Your account will be charged only once for this fee, regardless of the semester you graduate. Your diploma will not be released until payment is received. Payment may be made online through your web account using electronic funds transfer drawn on a U.S. bank or by check made out to Clark University and sent to the Clark University Cashier's Office.
Questions regarding these dates and deadlines should be directed to Denise Robertson, Graduate School Coordinator, or call 508-793-7676.